Visit Us at Berkeley Bay Festival, 4/11/15, and Brower Center Earth Day, 4/18/15

Visit Us at Berkeley Bay Festival, 4/11/15, and Brower Center Earth Day, 4/18/15
For the next two Saturdays, we’re plugged in to two family-friendly events that we would love to see you at! First up, come to the Bay Festival at the Berkeley Marina this Saturday, April 11th from 11 am – 4 pm! Enjoy free hands-on educational activities and info from environmental organizations around the Bay. Listen… Read more »

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families

Ecology Center Awarded $3.7 Million Grant from USDA to Expand  Statewide Program That Supports Farmers & Feeds Families
[Press Release] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California will receive one of the USDA’s first ever Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants, totaling $3.7 million over two years. The grant will help to expand Market Match, California’s healthy food incentive program to additional farmers’ markets and other outlets… Read more »

Celebrating César Chávez and Dolores Huerta

Celebrating César Chávez and Dolores Huerta
We have just entered into the peak of spring, and with it, a time to commemorate both César Chávez and Dolores Huerta and their leadership to lift up working people. The commemoration runs from March 20 – April 23, from the spring equinox until the anniversary of Chávez’s death. This year, the committee in Berkeley… Read more »

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.
This week, a NASA researcher published an op-ed with the title, “California has about one year of water left,” causing a viral drought frenzy on the internet. Individual drought-shaming is already a trend, and Governor Brown asked every Californian to conserve water when he declared a drought emergency last January. Our collective effort should be… Read more »

Ecology Center’s Food & Farming, Zero Waste Programs Are Now Hiring

Ecology Center's Food & Farming, Zero Waste Programs Are Now Hiring
These positions at the Ecology Center are now open: Farmers’ Market Access & Equity Program Coordinator, Farmers’ Market Program Manager, and On-Call Curbside Recycling Driver. We encourage you to visit ecologycenter.org/jobs for full descriptions, and details on how to apply. FARMERS’ MARKET ACCESS & EQUITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR The Farmers’ Markets Access & Equity (FMAE) Program… Read more »